David Banner, Freddie Gibbs Discuss Impact Of OutKast's "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik"

David Banner, Freddie Gibbs and Gangsta Boo, among others discuss impact "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik" on their careers.

Outkast's Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik turned 20 today (April 26) as MySpace Music released an anniversary piece focused on the Atlanta duo's debut album's impact on all different types of rappers.

Mississippi native David Banner said the album was one that changed his life.

"Hearing 'Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik' was literally life-changing for me," He said when asked about the song "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik." "People don't do a lot of research on my background—I started off as a staunch Hip Hop fan and I started realizing that Hip Hop wasn't exactly what I'd dreamed it to be. There was still some discrimination and some confining elements to something that I had believed to be so liberating and so free. This was the total synthesis of what I dreamed Hip Hop to be: It had the grooves, it had the aura of Hip Hop, but it came from a pure Southern perspective."

Gary, Indiana native Freddie Gibbs said the album had a literal impact on his career as he named one of his projects after it. 

"I was inspired to call my mixtape Midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik by this title," Gibbs said. "I just wanted to pay homage and show that I could do it as well. The title track is my favorite song on the album. [Sings] "We're gonna get you high..." I like that shit with the singing and the whole melodic vibe of OutKast. It wasn't just a rap album—it was something that brought you into this world and this vibe."

Three 6 Mafia member Gangsta Boo, who was featured on OutKast's fourth album, Stankonia, said Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik took her to Atlanta even though she was in her hometown of Memphis when the album dropped.

"I was wishing I lived in Atlanta when I first heard it! I was living in Memphis at the time," she said. "It made me feel like a very Southern girl. The production stamped the South, it gave the South a sound—they were one of the originators of the Southern sound."

Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik was released on April 26, 1994 and is often considered as one of the greatest Southern Hip Hop albums of all time. Complex recently ranked the album 51 on its "90 Best Rap Albums of the '90s." MySpace also talked to Big K.R.I.T., B.o.B., Rittz, Bubba Sparxxx, and Trae Tha Truth for the article.

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29 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Their best album

  • Anonymous

    Myintroletuknow > Anything released in the 90's

  • Anonymous

    It had such an impact that Outkast can't even stand to be in the same room together recording another album.

  • Anonymous

    Why yall always act like Outkast started rap in the South? Did yall forget about H Town and Geto Boys, Miami and 2 live crew, Memphis and Three 6 Mafia?

  • Anonymous

    Outkast is decent but they aint got that MIGOS FLOW

  • Proud Bankhead Souljah

    Aint no NYC album touching Outkast's catalog, Big Boi and Andre are on a whole nother level

  • MIO

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  • Gucci The Realest

    Let me tell you this the only street nigga is Gucci Mane: * Jay-Z rapping since he was 15 years in the group High Potent. So when did he sold drugs? Between 10 and 15 years? Nobody in Brooklyn can confirm his crime stories. Did this nigga Jay not called the LAPD the get his masters back? * Drake i'm not gonna discuss this faggot. * Ice Cube was 14/15 years old when he was in the group C.I.A. Same story Lying-Z. * Nas Escobar stole his name from druglord Pablo Escobar but the only thing Nas Escobar ever sold in his life are records. * Dr. Dre the nigga who never make beats but uses ghostproducers. (Sam Sneed, Daz, warren G, Cold187um, The Glove, Mell Man etc.) Dr. Dre is as gangsta as there are ghosts. NOT! * 50 Cent sold drugs but on a small level. End of the crime stories. After that he snitched on Murda INC to get a restraining order. FACTS! * The Shame oops i mean The Game a former male stripper and now a attention whore. His own brother said that The Shame is a phony. So who do you you believe? * Flopp Deep oops i mean Mobb Deep some former arts of school studenst and balerina's. Nobody in Queens can confirm there crime stories. * Young Jeezy already exposed by Pimp C as a phony. FACTS! * T.I. he snithed to the feds. Illegal weapons charge thats 10/15 years jail. Come on. * Lil Wayne i aint gonna discuss this faggot. The list goes on....... they all OSG Original Studio Gangstas but NOT Gucci straight up FACTS about selling dope, killing and beating people.

  • Kizman

    Outkast = the only rap group to drop 4 back-to-back classics

  • cigarette

    Classic southern album but it aint fuckin with them NY classic's Illmatic Only Built For Cuban Links Infamous Enter the WU-Tang 36 chambers Supreme Clientele The Realness and a load of other ones are better new York got the best catalogue of classic albums around

    • The Only Rap Classics Are

      1 - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik 2 - Grip It On That Other Level 3 - Ridin Dirty 4 - Soul Food 5 - Coming Out Hard

    • Anonymous

      Fuck u niccas sayin that weird ass atliens album is a classic, I can't relate to no nicca callin himself an alien

    • Anonymous

      Cut it out. It belongs with those albums and is Better than a few of them.Enjoy the moment quit the it aint better than thi stuff....

    • cigarette

      Yea Atliens is prolly their best album I wouldn't put it over the ones I listed but I would put it over other classic NY albums like CNN The War Report and Big L Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous

    • minnesota slick

      nevermind you got the realness. my bad

    • minnesota slick

      but the article wasn't about all that. it was about the impact of this one specific album. and you forgot Screwball - y2k and cormega - the realness

    • Anonymous

      But you could argue ATLiens or Aquemini over a few of those.

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